Hype cycles time of the year, and Gartner published the emerging technologies hype cycle for 2013.
- "Complex Event Processing" is still near the peak of inflated expectations, actually moved a little bit below the peak. This means that it started the process of filtering out the hype, and getting to realistic contributions.
- On the analytics front -- predictive analytics is now at the plateau of productivity, and on its way to being a commodity, while prescriptive analytics is on the rise, but still in the innovation phase.
- Human augmentation, brain-computer interface, quantum computing and mobile robots are on the rise. In fact, the Gartner's press release emphasizes the human - machine relationships.
- In adjacent technologies to event processing; Internet of Things is getting closer to the peak, In memory DB and context analytics are also getting past the hype peak.
- Big data is still in the height of the hype --- as we saw in other sources, it is now recognized as a catch-all hype, and I guess that it spawn several distinct concepts in the future.
- Mobile phones/tablets etc are not mentioned explicitly as part of the emerging technologies, I guess that mobile by itself is not a technology -- it has influence on all other technologies (the same as the WEB is not a technology).